I visited Bluebird Tea Rooms with a friend for afternoon tea today. I was made very welcome from the minute that I walked in the front door until I left. The staff were very friendly and soon seated us. The lady who took our order was lovely and could not have been more helpful. The tea soon arrived and it was delicious. The sandwiches were very fresh and a good range of choices. The cakes which were Victoria Sponge, Chocolate Fudge Cake and Carrot Cake were amazing and just enough. Finishing with fresh scones, cream and jam. The whole experience was brilliant and I would not hesitate in passing on this review to others or in making a return visit. I have had afternoon tea in many places including that "Special Hotel" in London beginning with R and also a renowned hotel on the outskirts of Colchester and this is by far and away my favourite. Excellent afternoon tea in lovely surroundings at a great price served by amazing staff. What more do you need?